solar prominences

plural noun

Definition of solar prominences

: great clouds of luminous hydrogen, calcium, sodium, and other gases floating above the sun's chromosphere, occasionally erupting violently outward, and being especially numerous in regions above sunspots

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“Solar prominences.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solar%20prominences. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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